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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Mar 11, 2010 2:54pm
Forum: movies Subject: How long do TV copyrights last in Sweden?

I have a Swedish TV special in my collection and I'd like to know how many decades I must wait before I can upload it. It was published in 1976. I know I'll have to wait at least another 20 years before uploading it, but how long exactly do I wait?

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Poster: HektorT Date: Apr 19, 2010 1:02pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: How long do TV copyrights last in Sweden?

Swedish Broadcasts are protected by copyright for 50 years after the end of the broadcast year.

I don't find anything on existence of Moral Rights in Sweden (unusual for Europe) but even if they exist it probably doesn't concern you if you just want to use an unaltered version of the TV show, or don't disparage it in some way, like putting it on a DVD with porn films.

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Poster: Dan L. Date: Mar 13, 2010 5:42pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: How long do TV copyrights last in Sweden?

I know this doesn't answer your question but I found this discussion online which I copied below by a Peter Brink: If I find anything more informative I'll try to post. Still, it's an interesting difference.

The CC licenses are written from an US point of view, they may or may not work as intended in other jurisdictions. When it comes to the public domain and attribution the difference btw the US law and (in this case) Swedish law becomes quite obvious. The concept of a public domain does not exist under Swedish copyright law. The moral rights (e.g. the paternity and the respect right) an originator has to his work(s) are indefinite; it's only the economic
rights that have a time limit. To put it in another way - a copyright cannot ever fully lapse. The moral rights are (as can be seen in the current court process vs. TV 4) often viewed as quite important by many originators and the Copyright Act (3ยง) do state that the moral rights to a work cannot be totally alienated, that is you cannot give
away all of your copyrights.

To my mind the CC-attribution license might be as close to your goal as you can get, if you don't want to write your own license.

-- Peter Brink